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Chihuahua (Spaingie pronunciation: [tʃiˈwawa]) offeecially Estado Libre y Soberano de Chihuahua (Scots: Free an Sovereign State o Chihuahua) is ane o the 31 states which, wi the Federal Destrict, comprise the 32 Federal Entities o Mexico. Its caipital ceety is Chihuahua.

Estado Libre y Soberano de Chihuahua
Banner o Chihuahua
Offeecial seal o Chihuahua
Nickname(s): El Estado Grande (The Big State)
Motto(s): Valentía, Lealtad, Hospitalidad
(Bravery, Lyalty, Hospitality)
Anthem: Himno del Estado de Chihuahua
State o Chihuahua athin Mexico
State o Chihuahua athin Mexico
Coordinates: 28°48′51″N 106°26′22″W / 28.81417°N 106.43944°W / 28.81417; -106.43944
Kintra Mexico
Caipital Chihuahua
Lairgest Ceety Ciudad Juárez
Municipalities 67
Admission July 6, 1824[1]
Order 18t
 • Govrenor César Duarte Jáquez PRI
 • Senators[2] José Antonio Badía PAN
Ramón Galindo PAN
Fernando Baeza PRI
 • Deputies[3]
 • Total 247,455 km2 (95,543 sq mi)
  Ranked 1st
Heichest elevation[5] 3,300 m (10,800 ft)
Population (2010)[6]
 • Tot 3,406,465
 • Rank 11th
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
 • Density rank 29t
Demonym(s) Chihuahuense
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Simmer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code 31, 33
Area code
ISO 3166 code MX-CHH
HDI Increase 0.857 high Ranked 6th
GDP US$ 20,287,214.21 mil[a]
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^ a. The state's GDP was 259,676,342 million of pesos in 2009,[6] amount corresponding to 20,287,214.21 millon of dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value of June 3, 2010).[7]

It is locatit in Northwastren Mexico. It is bordered bi the states o Sonora tae the wast, Sinaloa tae the soothwast, Durango tae the sooth, an Coahuila tae the east. Tae the north an northeast, it haes a lang line wi the U.S.-Mexico border adjacent tae the U.S. states o New Mexico an Texas.

Chihuahua is the lairgest state in Mexico bi aurie, wi a mainland aurie o 247,455 square kilometres (95,543 sq mi),[4] it is slichtly lairger than the Unitit Kinrick. It is consequently kent unner the nickname El Estado Grande ("The Big State").

The etymology o the name Chihuahua haes lang been disputit bi historians an linguists. The maist acceptit theory explains that the name wis derivit frae the Nahuatl leid meanin "The place whaur the watter o the rivers meet".

Admeenistrative diveesionsEedit

Chihuahua is subdividit intae 67 municipios (municipalities).


  1. "Las Diputaciones Provinciales" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 15. 
  2. "Senadores por Chihuahua LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Chihuahua". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Resumen". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Mexico en Cifras". INEGI. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  7. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano". Retrieved August 10, 2010. 

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